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Street Dreams' entire drop spindle production operation for sale by Will
Started on: 08-02-2012 02:55 PM
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Report this Post08-02-2012 07:11 PM Click Here to See the Profile for fieroguruSend a Private Message to fieroguruEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
If this was for the 88, I would be all over it.

Still a good price if you have the means to do all the finish machining required.
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Report this Post08-03-2012 01:23 PM Click Here to See the Profile for FieroWannaBeClick Here to Email FieroWannaBeSend a Private Message to FieroWannaBeEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
This sucks.

I was seriously considering dropping the coin to get a set.

Guess not.
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Originally posted by FieroWannaBe:

This sucks.

I was seriously considering dropping the coin to get a set.

Guess not.


But...a complete set of 2" drop spindles comes with the sale...so at the current price, for $200 more than the set would cost, you can get all their tooling with it. You may be able to then sell the tooling to someone else for $200. I would like to see someone buy this just so that the parts would still be available to us (I have no intentions of buying, but hate seeing us lose a vendor).
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But...a complete set of 2" drop spindles comes with the sale...so at the current price, for $200 more than the set would cost, you can get all their tooling with it. You may be able to then sell the tooling to someone else for $200. I would like to see someone buy this just so that the parts would still be available to us (I have no intentions of buying, but hate seeing us lose a vendor).


If it comes with some of the custom multi-bolt pattern hubs using the stock bearings, I am sure you could sell those pretty quick too.
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Report this Post08-03-2012 11:10 PM Click Here to See the Profile for WillClick Here to Email WillSend a Private Message to WillEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
The multi-pattern hubs were only made to work with the aluminum knuckles, which use larger wheel bearings from a 3rd Gen Camaro Z28.
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Report this Post08-07-2012 01:22 PM Click Here to See the Profile for FieroWannaBeClick Here to Email FieroWannaBeSend a Private Message to FieroWannaBeEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Well, I put a bid in, we will see how it goes. I can get the machining done on the existing spindles without much leg work and expense. Finding a casting shop near Milwaukee is as easy as throwing a rock and seeing where it lands. But a market that would buy these is the hardest part, maybe people that are building lotus 7 replicas stateside. I doubt enough fiero owners would front the money to buy them to warrant a run of castings. Thats if he is willing to sell the operation at the price I bid. I'm not made of money, but would hate for this operation to dissapear, since once in a while someone will come along who would want a set (maybe 1 or 2 a year).
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Report this Post08-08-2012 09:15 PM Click Here to See the Profile for doublec4Click Here to Email doublec4Send a Private Message to doublec4Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Won the auction!

Had my eye on it, will be producing these soon. Keep an eye out!
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Report this Post08-09-2012 02:43 PM Click Here to See the Profile for FieroWannaBeClick Here to Email FieroWannaBeSend a Private Message to FieroWannaBeEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Congrats on the win, I hope to see these back on the market.

I am really interested in learning more about the units with larger bearings, that what I think the community needs, at least for those focused more on true racing.

And if you need any help with the production just shoot me a PM.
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Nice! Keep us informed!
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Report this Post08-09-2012 03:07 PM Click Here to See the Profile for WillClick Here to Email WillSend a Private Message to WillEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by doublec4:

Won the auction!

Had my eye on it, will be producing these soon. Keep an eye out!


If you're interested in producing the larger pattern hubs, I have a design alteration in mind that I'd like to see implemented.
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Won the auction!

Had my eye on it, will be producing these soon. Keep an eye out!


Congrats DC4!
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Report this Post08-09-2012 06:19 PM Click Here to See the Profile for doublec4Click Here to Email doublec4Send a Private Message to doublec4Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Thanks guys

Should keep me busy!
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doublec4,

How did the purchase go? I hope your making some good progress on the uprights!
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Report this Post09-03-2012 10:53 PM Click Here to See the Profile for doublec4Click Here to Email doublec4Send a Private Message to doublec4Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I picked them up this weekend and will be working on them in the next few weeks to come. I have to find some local places to do the machine work. Going to look into some ways to make the whole process a little quicker to machine to keep prices lower.

I hope when they are finished there is still interest in these very beautiful pieces!

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Report this Post09-05-2012 09:13 AM Click Here to See the Profile for FieroWannaBeClick Here to Email FieroWannaBeSend a Private Message to FieroWannaBeEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Well, Ill say that I am very interested in Drop spindles that can take a larger Bearing/hub assembly.
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Excellent DC4! Way to go... I wish you the best of luck in getting this niche product off the ground (again). Kudos!
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Report this Post09-05-2012 07:52 PM Click Here to See the Profile for doublec4Click Here to Email doublec4Send a Private Message to doublec4Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Thanks guys,

Definitely not going to sell a million of these (even though they are fantastic pieces). It's a niche product as you mentioned Bloozberry. My goal is to bring these back to life and learn something along the way.

I hate to see things discontinued for our cars and I know there are a few people out there who would still be interested in them. I will be sure to post up here when they are complete, and I will also put them on my website.

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Ah, good for you! I hope everything works out and you make a killing

Thanks for doing this for the Fiero community.

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What Nolan said!
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Report this Post09-05-2012 11:54 PM Click Here to See the Profile for nightonfireClick Here to Email nightonfireSend a Private Message to nightonfireEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Hey Chris,

I almost bought these outright. Im glad I had to leave town and forgot about the auction or it would have just been you and I bidding and wasted cash. I have some good connects here in SD which would have cost me nearly nothing to produce. Well atleast I know your gonna do some quality work : )
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Im interested in these. Any plans for production yet?
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this thread seemed to have fallen off, did you ever make any??

 
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Thanks guys,

Definitely not going to sell a million of these (even though they are fantastic pieces). It's a niche product as you mentioned Bloozberry. My goal is to bring these back to life and learn something along the way.

I hate to see things discontinued for our cars and I know there are a few people out there who would still be interested in them. I will be sure to post up here when they are complete, and I will also put them on my website.





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Report this Post10-04-2017 07:15 AM Click Here to See the Profile for WichitaClick Here to Email WichitaSend a Private Message to WichitaEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Me wondering too. Thanks for bring this thread back to life.
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You should contact doubleC4 (Chris) he is the owner of these.

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I've tried contacting him via email several times. Never hear back from him.
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Report this Post10-11-2017 07:40 AM Click Here to See the Profile for fieroguruSend a Private Message to fieroguruEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
On 2/6/16 he posted this in his build thread:

 
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The drop spindle project didn't really go anywhere, and I don't see it going anywhere in the future. Long story short, unless I have the machines to machine these myself, I can't make a profit off of them. I have probably 500lbs of castings here that are a waste. If somebody wants to buy all of them, be my guest. I already reverse engineered the spindles and have proper drawings for them with manufacturing dimensions and tolerances.
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I've tried contacting him via email several times. Never hear back from him.


He usually responds to a PM or a post on his thread.
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I emailed him an offer ..... waiting on his reply

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